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BESA publishes IAQ target guidance to support the health and wellbeing of building occupants

The removal of most Covid restrictions in the UK has increased calls for clearer practical guidance and the setting of specific indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminant targets to support the health and wellbeing of building occupants. The Building Engineering Services ...

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UPP’s London office receives ‘Fitwel’ accreditation

The London office of UPP, a provider of on-campus residential accommodation, has been accredited with a ‘Fitwel’ certification for health and wellbeing. The certification was awarded by Fitwel, a leading certification system committed to ‘building health for all’. In the ...

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New research suggests negative impact of home working during pandemic

Working from home during the pandemic has led to increased levels of loneliness and mental distress, according to new research by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). The biggest increases in mental distress and loneliness compared with pre-pandemic levels ...

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Green Room

Matt Monckton, Regional Manager from Nurture Landscapes explains how interior plants can help create a healthy, thriving office in the post-COVID era As COVID-19 restrictions lift, many businesses are starting to consider welcoming staff back into the office. These workers ...

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Mitie exceeds industry leading ESG targets with new 2021 Social Value report

Mitie’s new Social Value report outlines excellent progress across all areas of Mitie’s ESG strategy, with the facilities management company on track to reach zero operational emissions by 2025, 25 years ahead of the UK Government’s target. As well as ...

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Trust water dispensers in the workplace

The importance of remaining hydrated is essential to the well-being of any workforce, and particularly when good health is critical as we continue to move forward and overcome the impact of Covid-19. Hydration helps to keep the immune system and ...

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International Workplace launches new IOSH course on occupational health and wellbeing

International Workplace has announced the launch of a brand new IOSH course to add to its portfolio. Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing is a management training solution to help line managers address a range of health and wellbeing management issues ...

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Workplace wellbeing overtakes innovation

According to research conducted by independent catering business, Bartlett Mitchell, workplace wellbeing will be more important to organisations than product and service innovation Titled ‘Reimagining Catering post Covid’, the research, involving leading catering and FM professionals, which was carried out ...

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Organisations urged to deliver a healthier hybrid workplace

Britain’s homeworkers may have been shielded from some of the frontline impacts of the virus, but the impact upon their health and wellbeing has still been high, claims a new report Healthy Hybrid: a Blueprint for Business, published by the Royal ...

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BESA welcomes acceleration of wellbeing standard

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the British Standards Institute (BSI) fast tracking of a new standard for measuring indoor environment quality (IEQ). Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 3003 was championed by engineering firm EFT Consult, which has been ...

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